Watertown: Ingalls & Stowell's Steam Press, 1852. First Edition. Biography of the traveling preacher Charles Bowles (1761-1843), the son of a black father and white mother, who had fought in the Revolutionary War and settled in Vermont where he and several others would form a multiracial abolitionist community (see Karl Winter "Bordering Freedom But Unable to Cross Into the Promised Land: Africans in Early Vermont," in "Historical Reflections," Vol. 32, no. 3 (Fall, 2006), pp. 488 and 491.) LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 5834; SABIN 40818. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's green blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 285pp. Light wear to boards, small loss of cloth to upper cover, some light spotting, textblock rather foxed, else a Very Good copy overall. Later (1890) pencil ownership inscription of a Gilbert Collins Jr. to front free endpaper.